I thought I had this breastfeeding thing down but I'm starting to doubt myself- maybe I just need someone to tell me I'm doing the right thing or give me some additional tips...
I used to pump after every feeding and would typically get about another 2 ounces after each feeding- I quit pumping when my baby turned about a month and half or so as she was eating so much more I wasn't able to express anymore milk while pumping.
Now my baby is 2 1/2 months old she is a pro at breastfeeding but I'm starting to question if she's getting enough- she normally feeds about 20min on each side- lately I notice she is pulling away and doesn't seem satisfied at the end of the feed, like she knows my breasts are empty but still she's still not full. Today for example I fed her about 40min total she was still a little fussy after going after her fists and so forth so I gave her 2 ounces of formula which she gulped right down.
How can I increase my milk supply so I don't have to use formula and my next dilema I go to back to work in 2 weeks and I can't express enough milk now be able to keep up with her feeding schedule while at daycare. If I miss a feeding now while at home as I am trying to give her a bottle once a day to get her ready for daycare, I pump but am only able to express about 1.5-2 ounces- she takes 5-5.5 ounces per feed now when I give her a bottle. I really want to continue to give her breastmilk until 6months- that's my goal, but at this rate I'm not sure I can do this?